In Manton Bay the chicks are going from strength to strength when it comes to flying as they are starting to spend more time away from the nest after two weeks on the wing. They are even becoming more adventurous when it comes to dinner! The chicks now have no problem feeding themselves when 5R delivers a half eaten fish but their eating habits reached a whole new level a few days ago when 5R brought in a live pike…not for the faint hearted! As you can see in the video, one of the chicks had no objection to the meal and quickly snatched it from his father.
Yesterday morning we also saw the youngest chick, 22(11) half-heartedly practising his fishing technique by diving in to the water feet first…like father like son? Lets hope so!